What is the strangest synth you've encountered?

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concon
KVRist
33 posts since 1 Mar, 2021

Post Sun Nov 28, 2021 12:37 am

Whether for the kinds of sounds it makes, or how it works, or both?

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KVRAF
6630 posts since 28 Apr, 2013

Post Sun Nov 28, 2021 12:54 am

Synplant
Metaphysical (Reaktor)
WaveChaser (Reaktor)
Iris 1
WaveRazor
Blade 1&2

dune_rave
KVRAF
2172 posts since 23 Jun, 2006 from Hungary

Post Sun Nov 28, 2021 1:31 am

many years ago that was absynth. yesterday i have seen video about the new abyss plugin, thats also weird...

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Cepheus
KVRist
123 posts since 4 Jan, 2007

Post Sun Nov 28, 2021 1:42 am

Lovely synths but difficult to grasp: Sugar Bytes Aparillo and Obscurium, latter one really deserves its name.
Amaranth Audio Cycle, intriguing and good sounding synth. Is it gone?

Dawsome Abyss is not really that complicated, the coloured blobs are just a 3D representation of the resemblances of the included oscillator sounds. Principle Component analysis is probably used here to sort the oscillator presets. Bit like XLN XO separates all the one shots in groups like snare, bass etc. The spectral engine lets you morph through these oscillator settings, hence this coloured photoshop-like bar.

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KVRian
1453 posts since 22 Sep, 2016

Post Sun Nov 28, 2021 2:47 am

Can I please rephrase "strange" into "interestingly different".
I look into technology like "is there something new in it, like a new concept, a technique... or is it just an iteration of something I know"

"Spiral Generator" stuff which is steeming from Oscilloscope Music by Jerobeam Fenderson... https://www.soundemote.com/plugins/spiral-generator and https://oscilloscopemusic.com/watch.php

Seismic ... omg, it seems gone!? The website is no longer available? Here's a review https://rekkerd.org/seismic-free-modula ... -released/

Noisetar https://nusofting.com/plugins/noisetar-freeware-synth/

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MJACau
KVRer
13 posts since 22 Jun, 2020

Post Sun Nov 28, 2021 3:23 am


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e@rs
KVRAF
5241 posts since 15 Dec, 2011 from Bucharest, Romania

Post Sun Nov 28, 2021 6:01 am

Continuing the tradition of Absynth, Plasmonic.

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Cepheus
KVRist
123 posts since 4 Jan, 2007

Post Sun Nov 28, 2021 6:06 am

e@rs wrote:
Sun Nov 28, 2021 6:01 am
Continuing the tradition of Absynth, Plasmonic.
Agreed, but strangely good.

sQeetz
KVRian
676 posts since 8 Jan, 2005

Post Sun Nov 28, 2021 6:27 am

Cepheus wrote:
Sun Nov 28, 2021 1:42 am
Lovely synths but difficult to grasp: Sugar Bytes Aparillo and Obscurium, latter one really deserves its name.
Damn it! Now I've also bought Obscurium although I intended to boycott Sugar Bytes because of their lack of high resolution GUIs... thanks for that! :? :hihi:
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fisherKing
KVRAF
2554 posts since 6 Aug, 2009

Post Sun Nov 28, 2021 8:29 am

aparillo is (was) great, it's a plugin i showed most to others (especially non-musicmaking ppl). didn't use it a lot, but appreciate it for just what it is...
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KVRer
14 posts since 16 Apr, 2021 from Spain

Post Sun Nov 28, 2021 8:48 am

Synth - Krakli Cygnus
Max4live - Dillan Bastan's Cellular Degradation
Effects - Freakshow Industries' Mishby and Dumpster Fire

gondii
KVRian
952 posts since 8 Oct, 2019

Post Sun Nov 28, 2021 9:02 am

Newfangled Audio Generate

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zerocrossing
KVRAF
11524 posts since 26 Jun, 2006 from San Francisco Bay Area

Post Sun Nov 28, 2021 9:49 am

Anything from Sonic Lab.

https://www.sonic-lab.com/
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experimental.crow
KVRAF
6695 posts since 9 Mar, 2003 from the bridge of sighs

Post Sun Nov 28, 2021 9:52 am

a personal fav ...

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concon
KVRist

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33 posts since 1 Mar, 2021

Post Sun Nov 28, 2021 10:57 am

Thanks for all the interesting suggestions! I've had my eye on Aparillo for awhile, and then yesterday I stumbled across Waverazor, which really appealed to me. It made me wonder what other oddities are out there to explore. Will check these out.

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